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Watch '60 Minutes' Go Behind the Scenes of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

There are still a few new Star Wars-related tidbits floating around that will both appease that fanboy bloodlust without wholly ruining the film before you see it, and this is one of them.

by River Donaghey
Dec 14 2015, 3:29pm

Read: Watch Some Previously-Unseen Footage in This New Chinese 'Star Wars' Trailer

On Monday night, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will premiere at the Chinese Theater in LA, and the LAPD's preemptive road-closings prove just how batshit crazy people are going for the film. Reviews (and subsequent torrents of spoilers) will start making their rounds this week, leading up to the nation-wide release this Friday. Needless to say, Star Wars fans who don't want to go into the theaters already knowing the whole of the movie's plot should probably tiptoe gingerly around the internet for the next few days.

That said, there are still a few new Star Wars-related tidbits floating around that will both appease that fanboy bloodlust without wholly ruining the film before you see it. One is that incredible, no-budget TFA trailer, and now we've got another: the new 60 Minutes segment with JJ Abrams that aired on Sunday.

In it, 60 Minutes reporter Bill Whitaker profiles Abrams and gets to look behind-the-scenes as the writer/director walks through sets, fine-tunes the blips and bleeps of BB-8, and nerds out at the sight of John Williams conducting the "Force Theme" with a full orchestra.

Giggle gleefully at the segment above and then steer clear of all other Star Wars-related content unless you want to stumble across news that Maz Kanata is actually a Jawa with her hood off, or something.